Ajay Friese

Ajay Friese (Ajay Parikh-Friese) is a Canadian/American actor and musician. He’s held recurring roles in five Netflix Original Series, including Lost in Space (2018), Riverdale (2017), and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (2016). His debut in film came in 2019 as a lead in the critically acclaimed Riot Girls (2019) (from the executive producer of Insidious (2010)). He is cast as the lead in the upcoming crime/mystery feature film Coming Soon, from the producer of The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (2015).

Friese’s acting career began in live theatre, with more than a dozen credits including Oliver Twist in Oliver! and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. While thrilled to have acted with several professional theatre and opera companies, his role as The Phantom in his high school’s production of Phantom of The Opera is a personal favourite.

Beyond the screen and stage, Ajay is also a songwriter and recording artist. His debut album (set to be released in 2020) is being recorded in NYC, with Bon Jovi’s Everett Bradley as producer. While in high school, Ajay’s band Close The Bombay Doors’ EP was recognized with three Vancouver Island Music Awards. Ajay was the lyricist, lead composer, vocalist and guitarist for the band, who in 2014 performed at the Rifflandia Music Festival.

Ajay is from Victoria, BC, on Canada’s west coast. He is now 21, lives north of Vancouver, and in his spare time, is studying the humanities at Quest University.

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